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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bills target domestic violence

Bills target domestic violence Several bills pending in the Legislature would provide stronger punishment of domestic violence offenders while offering victims more protection and better coordination of money to help them. Four bills adopted by the Senate and two by the House have been sent for approval by the other chamber. Two of the Senate […]

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Sens. David Blount, D-Jackson (pictured), and Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, have each introduced legislation that would give oversight of several federal and state anti-violence grants. Photo by Trip Burns.

New Oversight for Domestic-Violence Funds?

New Oversight for Domestic-Violence Funds? Several lawmakers have proposed bills that would establish an interpersonal-violence commission to monitor and distribute funds to domestic-violence shelters. #Sens. David Blount, D-Jackson, and Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, have each introduced legislation that would give oversight of several federal and state anti-violence grants. Rep. Kimberly Campbell, D-Jackson, has a companion bill […]

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